July Wrap Up

Hello hello, and welcome to the July 2021 Wrap Up here on Literary Weaponry. I talk frequently about my yearly reading slump that happens, without fail, every summer. This year it started creeping up on me in June and really had it’s claws in me throughout July. What amused me most, however, was that despite this being my least productive reading month of 2021 it is right on part with my average reading in previous years. I don’t know what 2021 has done to me but here we are. I’ve been a reading machine.

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2nd Quarter Wrap Up

I don’t know if it is because I am busier than I have been in quite some time or because I have a Big Thing coming up that I am focusing or what is going on but I swear to you this year is going by more quickly than any have before. Maybe it is getting older that is making me feel that way. What I do know is that I have continued to read more in 2021 than I ever have before in my life.

Let’s take a trip together back over the last three months of reading and see, well, what there is to see!

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May Wrap Up | 2021

Average 3.4

Ah yes, May. The month that almost felt like it wasn’t a repeat of March 2020. Maybe we will be living in March 2020 the rest of our lives, who knows, but May almost felt different. Almost.

Despite the fact that I was very busy in May I managed to get a lot read. This past month was incredibly busy at work, I had a flurry of doctor’s appointments, my second COVID shot that knocked me down and out, my child’s last day of school, working towards selling a house…I’m tired, ya’ll. Because of all the happened this month I assumed my “books read” for the month would be 3 or 4 at the most but here we are. Let’s take a look back at May here at Literary Weaponry.

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1st Quarter Wrap Up | 2021

For many of us it still feels as if March 2020 is still going. That is when the COVID lockdowns began, social distancing measures were put into place, and the common person began looking at the weekly food shop wondering if it was safe. I for one embraced curbside pickup for everything from bread and milk, cat food from the pet store, and arts and crafts projects from the craft store to keep my child entertained. Maybe once this big pause on our lives lifts we can all mentally move on from March 2020 because as of right now I think that month that turned into year will be burned into our brains forever.

Despite how it feels, I promise you that January – March of 2021 has occurred and with it came a lot of wonderful new books, fun reads, and general joy in the bookish world. I personally have read more books in the first few months of this year than any other months in my reading life and most of them have been good! Let’s take a look back at the 1st quarter of 2021 at my reading here at Literary Weaponry.

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March Wrap Up | BookTube Version

Earlier you may have seen me post my monthly wrap up in it’s usual written format. If you missed that or are interested in it you can find it here. However, I do post both here and on BookTube and if you sometimes enjoy your bookish content in the form of a chaotic, hyper active woman losing her train of thought every 45 seconds then boy do I have good news for you!

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March Wrap up

Hello end of March! I can’t say that I mind March as a month. It is when the cold claws of winter finally start retracting and I can walk out my front door without having my breath whisked away by the frigid wind. But, I think it is really the promise of change that brings me some joy. Daffodils and crocus start popping up from the ground, tiny buds begin to grow on trees, and the grass begins to turn from its winter brown to a cheerful green once again. And, my favorite, the winter depression slowly starts to lift away.

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February Wrap Up

February. The armpit of months. The dirty sweat sock at the bottom of the laundry hamper that has been forgotten for months. The feel of cold rain seeping into your shoe. I don’t like February. By the time it comes around it has been oppressively cold for months and you just can’t take it anymore even though you know within a month or so it should start warming up but not yet. No, you are still just cold down to your bones. And miserable. And it is still getting dark so early that you feel that there really isn’t a purpose to anything and you want to stay in bed all day.

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January Wrap Up

Welcome to my January Wrap Up for 2021. This month we have seen the US capitol be stormed by racist, violent, fear mongering, hateful, terrorists. We have seen the worst president in US history leave the White House to be replaced by the oldest sitting US president and the first female, non white Vice President, the common people make fools of wealthy investors in the stock exchange via Game Stop, and (on a more positive note) some truly amazing book releases.

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Most Disappointing Reads of 2020

Let me begin by saying that 2020 as a year was, as we all know, miserable. I’ve not spoken to a single person who has said, “Yeah, 2020 was great! I accomplished so much and was happy!” That is just not a thing people say. However, reading wise, I had a very productive year finishing my most books ever in a year at 64. There were many books on that list that I loved, and you can see my favorite books of the year here, but along with that were a few duds. These are my more disappointing reads of 2020.

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